Low Attendance Persists in Punjab Assembly

ISLAMABAD, October 21, 2016: The trend of low attendance persisted in the Punjab Assembly during sixth sitting of its 24th session on Friday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting remained suspended for 24 minutes due to lack of quorum which also witnessed protest by the Opposition lawmakers for 15 minutes. Following are…

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Shikarpur By-Election: Heightened Security Improves Enforcement, Undermines Transparency

ISLAMABAD, October 20, 2016: Notwithstanding the marked decrease in number of violations of law, the usual procedural irregularities of canvassing around polling stations, presence of unauthorized personnel inside polling premises, absence of arrangement facilitating women voters and curbs on observation continued to be reported from a number of polling stations established by ECP for by-election…

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Punjab Assembly Adjourned Due to Lack of Quorum

ISLAMABAD, October 20, 2016: The Punjab Assembly could not proceed beyond Question Hour due to lack of quorum on Thursday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are some key observations of the House proceedings during fifth sitting of 24th session: Members’ Participation The Punjab Assembly met for an hour and 14 minutes. The…

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Punjab Assembly Passes LG Amendment Bill, Extends Two Ordinances

ISLAMABAD, October 19, 2016: The Punjab Assembly granted extension to two ordinances and passed six government bills including an amendment to local government law on Wednesday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are some key observations of the House proceedings during fourth sitting of 24th session: Members’ Participation The Punjab Assembly met for…

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KP Assembly: Lack of Quorum Leads to Adjournment of Sitting

 ISLAMABAD, October 18, 2016: Starting 46 minutes behind the schedule, the 10th sitting of 21st session of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly was adjourned due to lack of quorum, says Free and Fair Election Network on Tuesday. The sitting began with just 25 lawmakers (20%) present at the start and 21 (17%) at the time of…

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Punjab Assembly Defers Suspended Lawmakers’ Agenda

ISLAMABAD, October 18, 2016: The Punjab Assembly deferred a portion of its agenda standing on the name of lawmakers whose membership is suspended, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) on Tuesday. The Election Commission of Pakistan has suspended the membership of 137 lawmakers of Punjab Assembly due to their failure in filing the Statement…

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Punjab Assembly Sitting Disrupted by Lack of Quorum

ISLAMABAD, October 17, 2016: The Punjab Assembly could not take up its legislative business due to lack of quorum on Monday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are some key observations of the House proceedings during second sitting of 24th session: Members’ Participation The Punjab Assembly met for 48 minutes. The sitting started…

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KP Assembly Passes One Bill amid Low Attendance

ISLAMABAD, October 17, 2016: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Assembly passed one bill amid low attendance of lawmakers during the 9th sitting of its ongoing 21st session on Monday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). The sitting started 41 minutes behind the schedule with 22 members (18%) present at the start and 31 (25%) at…

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Punjab Assembly Condemns Indian Atrocities in Held Kashmir

ISLAMABAD, October 14, 2016: The Punjab Assembly adopted a supplementary resolution to condemn Indian atrocities in Occupied Kashmir on Friday, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN). Following are some key observations of the House proceedings during first sitting of 24th session: Members’ Participation The Punjab Assembly met for two hours and 52 minutes. The…

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KP Assembly Passes Three Bills, Adopts One Resolution

ISLAMABAD, October 7, 2016: The Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) passed three bills and adopted one resolution during 8th sitting of its ongoing 21st session on Friday, says Free and Fair Election Network in its Daily Factsheet. Following are key observations of the proceedings: Members’ Participation The KP Assembly met for an hour and 26…

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